Marc Hope

A talented middle distance youth runner, Marc’s BASC role is to help the Club build relationships with International and National Federations / Major Events/OCs, and assist with marketing. Marc plays a leading role in sports sponsorship as Director The Sports Consultancy ,in the past spearheading successful corporate sponsorship for Glasgow 2014 and now back leading on  British Athletics sponsorship as well as on their major event programme ie London 2017, IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 and European Indoor Championships 2019. Marc brought in Muller to the Sport.

He has also been involved in politics, standing in the 2015 General Election, and presents a sports show on hospital radio. Marc, married with three children, lives in Richmond/Twickenham, and still finds time for his Athletics Club (The world’s oldest), Thames Hare and Hounds. Marc is also Vice Chair of London Youth Games and brought in their long term sponsors Balfour Beatty and Thames Water.

  • Retired company secretary John is the Chairman of BASC. John lives in Shropshire and he is the treasurer or Secretary for several organisations. John loves most sports (except football) remains a season ticket holder for Glamorgan
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  • Richard lives in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Now retired, Richard was part time financial controller for a small manufacturer, having previously retired from his role as events manager at a major UK bank. Richard is responsible for
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  • Jackie is BASC's subscriptions secretary and is involved in other admin tasks. Jackie, a former IT specialist, lives in Chelmsford and supports Southend United and Essex CCC. She is an ardent athletics fan, with very happy
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  • Retired general manager Philip handles overseas liaison for the supporters club. Living in Sheffield, Philip enjoys theatre and chamber music concerts as well as live sport. He is involved in rugby union at Rotherham. Philip was
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  • A talented middle distance youth runner, Marc’s BASC role is to help the Club build relationships with International and National Federations / Major Events/OCs, and assist with marketing. Marc plays a leading role in sports sponsorship as
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  • Jillian is responsible for the financial aspects of the Club as Treasurer. Jillian is a Chartered Accountant working in the West Midlands. Her earliest sporting memories are those of Munich Olympics with Marc Spitz, Mary Peters
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  • Ken is responsible for new member recruitment.  He retired from full-time employment as a plant biochemist in 2015 but still does some consultancy and voluntary work.  Inspired by watching the first London Marathon on TV, he
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  • Hon Secretary and Awards: Jon Mason
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  • President: Katharine Merry. Life Vice-Presidents: Mrs Susan Deaves; Jack Miller. Vice-Presidents: Alan Masters; Barry Willis OBE; Mark Shearman MBE; Eric Thompson.  
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